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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia ~ Purple Wings, Costa Rican Butterfly Vine


Dalechampia dioscoreifolia ~ Purple Wings, Costa Rican Butterfly Vine (Dalechampia dioscoreifolia ~ Purple Wings, Costa Rican Butterfly Vine)

Another photo of Purple Wings vine. I've heard this vine can bloom in San Diego, CA. every day of the year. It's native to South and Central America. Photo taken July 5, 2009 in La Costa, CA.



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I love this one i don't suppose it will grow over here in blighty?

6 Jul, 2009

 

i have to put this n my wish list...

6 Jul, 2009

 

Mushybanna:

I've read they are tropical, however, may be root-hardy to 25 degrees F. / -3.8 degrees C....although I'm not sure of the soil conditions -- wet or dry soil makes a difference. Many tropical plants will rot in cold wet soil.

6 Jul, 2009

 

Sandra:

It's on my wish list also...I didn't purchase one today because they were more than I wanted to spend $40.00 for a 5 gallon plant.

6 Jul, 2009

 

That's a great shot Delonix.

6 Jul, 2009

 

Louise1:

I can't take credit though...I was with a friend who took this photo with their new IPhone. The new IPhone takes better photos than my digital camera.

6 Jul, 2009

 

Aha! I didn't know that would be possible .... a phone taking better pics.

6 Jul, 2009

 

digital photography is so much easier than films and processing. i take my camera everywhere now. my phone is an old one but my daughters one takes great photos and the battery lasts ages.

6 Jul, 2009

 

Louise1:

Yes, the new IPhones are incredible...they are capable of taking 3 megapixel photos... it's pretty amazing! I must purchase one, some day.

Sandra:

I agreee with you 100%! I take my camera with me everywhere also. You never know when there's going to be a photo shoot moment.

6 Jul, 2009

 

They grow fine also in the bay area. Too well..big overpowering foliage I am told.

11 Oct, 2014

 

I have one on my shade structure in the front yard. It grows very fast and has more leaves than flowers. The purple bracts are very beautiful, though.

11 Oct, 2014

 

Gorgeous colour

28 Jul, 2017

 

Yes, I really like flowers on this vine. It's too vigorous of a growing vine.

30 Jul, 2017

 

How do you keep it under control by pruning back
.

30 Jul, 2017

 

I just keep cutting back many of the new tips.

1 Aug, 2017

 

Thats a good idea. ☺

1 Aug, 2017

 

Definitely. :>))

3 Aug, 2017

 

3 Aug, 2017



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